Summer Institute 2012 at The University of Pennsylvania: "Teaching Peace & Revolution around the World as a Pedagogical Tool"

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 9:30am - Friday, August 10, 2012 - 3:30am
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3907 Spruce St. (Carriage House/LGBT Center) University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , PA 19104
United States

Summer Institute 2012 focuses on the political, economic, technological, and social impact of the world's revolutions. This professional development week consists of panels, renowned speakers, performances and educational activities. Focusing on themes of youth, human rights, religion, social media, film, and science & technology; educators are encouraged to strengthen existing lessons and incorporate new discoveries into their curriculum.

For a preview of the type of content to be covered in the Summer Institute, please consult this KONY 2012 Teaching Guide, produced by the African Studies Outreach Council and recently published in the National Council for Social Studies magazine, Social Education. This guide provides four tools for teaching: discussion questions for media literacy, guidelines for teaching about an African crisis, background about Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, and web resources for further exploration.

Act 48 and New Jersey Professional Development Credits available. Selected participants are eligible for campus housing, breakfast and lunch. Application forms (in .doc format) can be downloaded here. Please email completed application form by July 1 to: Labaron Palmer at [email protected]. Feel free to contact Labaron with any further questions.

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